Gertrude (Trudy) Northcote was born in Leyden, The Netherlands on April 8, 1921. Unfortunately, Trudy will not be celebrating her 97th birthday in a few weeks. She was discovered dead on her living room floor by one of many incredible support workers who gave her the possibility for living on her own in the house she loved and had shared with her husband (pre-deceased) Chuck. Chuck was a Canadian soldier who had helped to liberate her home town after 5 years of brutal Nazi occupation in WW2. Together they had two sons; Michael (pre-deceased) and Charlie. Michaels’ only child, Torrie, became the first and only grandchild for Trudy and Chuck. A voracious reader and music lover, thanks to her father Simon, a professional Pianist. Her love for the arts never left her. In fact, Trudy has spent the last thirty years as a volunteer for the Stratford Festival. Only stopping with turning 95 last year. Volunteering has played a major role in Trudy’s life. She has been a chairperson for groups as diverse as a Boy-scouts’ district commissioner. Her major love was as a founding member and eventually, Executive Director of Telecare (a telephone help service). It’s impossible to begin to tell the number of people to whom Trudy’s smile and big blue eyes affected. She will definitely be missed. Trudy’s wishes were for a non-traditional viewing or service, but for a simple cremation. Consequently, a celebration of Trudy’s life is to be held Sunday, March 11th 2018 from 2-4 p.m. in the Reception Centre of the W.G. Young Funeral home, 430 Huron Street Stratford. No black. Bright colours and casual wear are something Trudy wanted to see. Smiles not tears. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the charity of your choice in Trudy’s name are encouraged.



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W.G. Young Funeral Home
430 Huron Street
Stratford, Ontario N5A 5T7

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